Accelerate DevOps Through Efficient Storage

The productivity of developers determines the speed of product innovation. The efficient storage for DevOps accelerates the entire development and production process to empower the company’s competitiveness.

Storage Challenge of DevOps

In the development process, to make building code faster, continuous testing and deployment faster, test step automation will shorten the time between observing and fixing errors. In addition, resources are always limited. Considering quality and budget, this poses a challenge for how to effectively allocate resources within limited resources and how to implement DevOps in high-availability environments with high workloads.

Long Lead Time

Use VPN for remote work, all tasks are performed on the client side, the client hardware and network bandwidth greatly affect work efficiency.

Low Test Efficiency

Repeated testing, destruction and reconstruction of the test environment will result in low testing efficiency.

Limited Resources

Resources are always limited, and how to effectively allocate bandwidth resources is always a challenge.

Unstable Environmentsy

Unstable environments will affect business, storage stability and complete backup solutions are essential.

DevOps Goals

Efficiency Storage for DevOps

“DevOps is a set of practices intended to reduce the time between committing a change to a system and the change being placed into normal production, while ensuring high quality.” said in the book “DevOps: A Software Architect's Perspective”
The above points out the two major goals of DevOps: time and quality. Shorten the time between "commit change" to "online operation“, Not only need to go online, but also to check quality.

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Developing Stage

Speed Up Building Codes

Compared with traditional storage and efficient storage, the waiting time for building codes will be reduced from hours to minutes. According to our experience, it can speed up about 83 times. Improving efficiency is equivalent to shortening development time.

Traditional Storage

Efficiency Storage

Speed up

83x

Testing Stage

Continuous Testing Faster

In the context of software development, developers or testers will build a sandbox, which is a testing environment that isolates untested code changes and thorough experiments from the production environment. In our R&D team, we use writable snapshot technology to build a sandbox, which can be restored easily and quickly. The overall development and continuous testing can be 25% faster compared with destroying and rebuilding the test environment.

Traditional Storage

Efficiency Storage

25%

Faster

Auto Testing Stage

Automation Eliminates Repetitive Tasks

In addition, making automated programs for repeating steps can reduce the chance of human error and save time. Similarly, the time spent on making the automation scripts can be 2 times faster, and the more detailed the automation, the more time saved.

Traditional Storage

Efficiency Storage

2x

Faster

Delivering

Effectively Allocate Resources

Guarantee performance for critical workloads is important while ensuring that other workloads are not starved for resources. With QoS (Quality of Service) in limited resources, the test or production environments can be separated from generated I/O loads without affecting each other, which saves about 66% of resources to fulfill the service.

Traditional Storage

Efficiency Storage

66%

Resource Saving

QSAN Storage Accelerates DevOps Process

The right storage can help your DevOps initiative succeed. Recap the DevOps requirements, QSAN storage features
Break Through Hardware and Network Bottleneck

Shorten total DevOps time

Excellent performance makes building code very exciting! It can speed up about 83 times.

XCubeFAS series >

Writable snapshot for DevOps focuses on the continuous test/deployment without worrying about rebuilding the environment. This can be 25% faster.

SAN Tutorial Video >

Program RESTful API scripts to automate repeated steps. It helps to speed up 2 times faster in operations.

RESTful API software manual >
Cost Reduction of Hardware and Software Icon

Improve quality and balance budget

QoS (Quality of service) guarantees resource allocation for efficiency.

QoS White Paper >

Provide performance monitoring, event alerting, capacity usage to easily verify the system healthy and efficient.

QReport

Comprehensive backup solution and no downtime provides reliable DevOps environment.

Complete Backup Solution >
Redefine Storage for High Availability (HA)

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Boost Your DevOps Process Speed Now

Different business scales have different requirements. According to the number of DevOps team members, choosing the right equipment is an effective budget plan. Large teams need ultra-high performance, such as AFA (All-Flash Array) storage. To meet TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), SMBs may require hybrid storage.

It is estimated that a development team with less than 50 people needs 200K IOPS in the case of 4K mixed I/O, of which 80% is random read and 20% is random write. The hybrid storage XCubeSAN 1200 series can meet the demand.

Recommended Product

XCubeSAN 1200 Series

Recommended Models

XS1212D

Recommended Features

  • Snapshot
  • Local Volume Clone
  • Remote Replication

It is estimated that a development team of 50 to 200 people needs 300K IOPS in the case of 4K mixed I/O, of which 80% is random read and 20% is random write. The hybrid storage XCubeSAN 3200 series can meet the demand.

Recommended Product

XCubeSAN 3200 Series

Recommended Models

XS3216D

Recommended Features

  • Thin Provisioning
  • SSD Cache
  • Auto Tiering

It is estimated that a development team of 200 to 500 people needs 400K IOPS within 1 millisecond in the case of 4K mixed I/O, of which 80% is random read and 20% is random write. The flash-based storage XCubeFAS 2000 series can meet the demand.

Recommended Product

XCubeFAS Series

Recommended Models

XF2026D

Recommended Features

  • SSD Monitoring
  • Ultra-high performance
  • 99.9999% Availability

It is estimated that a development team of more than 500 people needs 500K IOPS within 0.5 millisecond in the case of 4K mixed I/O, of which 80% is random read and 20% is random write. The NVMe storage XCubeFAS 3000 series can meet the demand.

Recommended Product

XCubeFAS Series

Recommended Models

XF3126D

Recommended Features

  • Native NVMe flash storage
  • Ultra-low latency
  • Enterprise-grade Reliability
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